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A trip around Crooke Village.

Please take a tour of our village, both past and present.

Better still, pay us a visit and see for yourself

Part 1

Part 2

Thanks to Singaporemick, he passed through the village recently and shot this movie on his camera and posted it onto YouTube. With his concent, I have been allowed to add his movie into this page.

The Dedication of the Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Commemerative Stone.

I have put together a slide show and a video of the events of that day, the 8th of September 2012. Thanks to Greg Liptrot and Morag Tebbit for their picture contributions. The slide show runs for about 5 minutes and the video runs for just over 35 minutes. Because of the size of the video, I have had to cut it in to three parts, so sit back and enjoy the day as we did.

And now for the film.

Has someone died, Grandad?, the young boy asked.

After the Queen's Commemorative Stone had been delivered, members of the village came together to finish its dressing. While this was taking place, Mark from 'Bennie's site', was passing through the village with his Grandson, Mike and he took a short length of film of the work being done. Mike, after watching for a while, not knowing what exactly was happening, asked his Grandad, "Has someone died Grandad?". Mark has kindly allowed me to post his video clip on our site.

The Crooke Beer, Boat and Music Festival.

Over the weekend of 21st to the 23rd of September, this years Beer, Boat and Music Festival was run at the rear of the Crooke Hall Inn and was well supported. Greg and Jenny Liptrot, the Landlord and Landlady of the pub got everything organised in a short space of time as they have only recently taken up residency of the pub. The event was well attended and the slide show that I put together is posted below. The music on the video was performed by 'Joyful and the Playboys'.

Walking Through History, The Leeds to Liverpool Canal with Sir Tony Robinson.

This next clip was shot by Olly who usually posts his videos on his Facebook page under the name of Skywalk Aerialography. He has kindly concented to me posting his filming of the Kennet while it was birthed in Crooke Village en-route to Liverpool from Leeds commemorating the opening of the canal on the 22nd of October 1816, 200 years ago.

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